JA Solar

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is JA Solar doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 40

JA Solar has a DitchCarbon Score of 40 out of 100, indicating moderate performance in sustainability measures. This score reflects a certain level of carbon intensity in their operations, suggesting there is significant room for improvement. The company’s current efforts in reducing emissions are not among the leaders in their industry, based on this rating.

This was calculated based on 30+ company specific emissions data points, the higher the score, the better. Check out our methodology.

Industry emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

JA Solar is a company in the energy generation and distribution industry, which has a carbon intensity ranking of low. Some industries are more damaging than others, this ranking gives you an indication of how carbon intensive the industry is which this company operates in.

Location emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

JA Solar, located in China, operates in a region with a certain carbon intensity rating. The sustainability of JA Solar’s operations is influenced by China’s overall carbon intensity, affecting the company’s environmental impact.

...this company is doing 9.56% better in emissions than the industry average.

JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd., founded in 2005, is a prominent player in the energy generation and distribution industry, specializing in high-performance solar power products. Headquartered in Shanghai, this NASDAQ-listed company boasts a vertically integrated structure with a significant global presence, including offices and warehouses in Europe and the USA. With a 4GW module and cell capacity, JA Solar is recognized as a market leader for its large output of high-powered cells and modules.

Good news, JA Solar has embraced SBTi commitments

JA Solar has pledged to set science-based emissions reduction targets through the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). This commitment means the company will align its carbon reduction strategies with the goals of the Paris Agreement to limit global warming.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

JA Solar should consider investing in cleaner and more efficient machinery and equipment to potentially reduce their scope 1 emissions by 15%.

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Our methodology

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